EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia SparacinoWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of anorganization chart integrating technology1. Identify by title or job description allpersonnel/stakeholders responsible for integratingtechnology and instructional organization leadershipfrom the district office to the campus to the classroom. Technology Action Plan Organization Chart Board of Trustees Superintendent of Schools David G. Anthony Associate Superintendent Technology & School Services Harold R. Rowe
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia Sparacino Director/Information Services Margaret Reed Director/Tech Support Services Jay Johnson Director/Instructional Tech Becky Cook
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia Sparacino Campus Personnel Campus Principal Sarah Harty Curriculum Coordinator Nancy Gause Library Media Specialist/Technology Liaison Janice McNeil Teachers Person that originates idea on campus
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia Sparacino2. Provide a brief description of the role and responsibilities of allidentified personnel in your organizational chart.Job Descriptions • Board of Trustees - exercise educational leadership and draft policies for the operation of local schools; determine educational standards and goals and evaluate the outcomes; approve curriculum; secure money for school operational needs and authorize specific expenditures; approve the budget • Superintendent of Schools – administers policies in the operation of schools; advisor in keeping the Board informed of the needs and progress of the schools; his recommendations precede Board action relating to instructional material and development of curriculum • Associate Superintendent – (Technology & School Services) – responsible for disseminating and enforcing applicable district policies and acceptable use guidelines; ensures that employees supervising students emphasize the appropriate use of the resource; ensure all software loaded on computers is consistent with district standards and is properly licensed • Director Tech/Support Services – ensures technology/support services to the district • Director of Information Services - ensures information services to district • Director Instructional Tech - ensures integration of technology in the classrooms by providing materials, resources, and training • Campus Principal – monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and use these findings for corrective action and improvement • Curriculum Coordinator – serves as a catalyst for innovation, including use of technology for delivery of instruction • Library Media Specialist/Technology Liaison - provides technology support and instruction to staff • Teachers – ensure that TEKS objectives are met using current technology
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia Sparacino • Person that originates the idea – presents idea to Principal and if considered a good idea, then presented in reverse order back up the organizational chart3. Discuss the role of the principal in making sure the organizational chartis implemented and monitored.The principal has the task of collaborating with everyone involved to ensure thatthe goals are implemented and evaluated. The principal must align the CIP withthat of the DIP. The principal is responsible for seeing that all staff receivesprofessional development in the technology area and learns to integrate thetechnology into their lessons and assignments. The principal must read andanalyze data-driven documents to find the schools strengths and weaknesses.Any deficient areas must be addressed and goals for improvement must be set.The principal must continually collaborate with personnel both at the campus anddistrict levels.Week 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development PlanningUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggestedtechnology improvements, develop professional development activitiesthat include the following:Professional Development Plan1. Reference Analysis and lessons learned about the technologyneeds from the Week 3 report.District Improvement Plan –Objectives:Expand teachers’ effective use of instructional technology to promote higher levelthinking by: - Implementing and monitoring use of instructional software;
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia Sparacino - developing curriculum that makes effective use of content-specific software prices, equipment, media, and online services; - assign elementary technology curriculum coaches to specific content areas; - continue to explore uses of distance learning, podcasting, and virtual classrooms.Campus Improvement Plan –Objectives:Teachers – Professional Development – - teachers will attend staff development and conferences to assist them in developing lessons to address learning differences - teachers will be supported by coaches facilitating team level professional development specific to technology instruction - teachers will be supported in technology integration - technology implementation by using higher levels of technology (Smart boards, airliners, etc.) - attend district provided staff development for technology
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia Sparacino - teachers will integrate technology lessons to increase student interaction with curriculum materialsDistrict Technology Plan –Need: The district has a continuing need to maintain and increase the level ofprofessional development necessary to assist teachers in using technologyeffectively in the teaching and learning process.Goal: Provide school district staff with opportunities to learn how to appropriatelyintegrate technology as a tool utilizing collaborative, interactive and customizedlearning environments in an effort to achieve the Target Tech level in the TexasSTaR chart.Objectives: - increase content of professional development to Target Tech level by providing teachers opportunities to participate in the development of technology skills - strategies to create new learning environments that empower students to think critically to solve real-world problems and collaborate with experts across business, industry and higher education - increase the models of professional development to the Advanced Tech level by providing ongoing professional development utilizing multiple staff development models - Increase participation in technology professional development (19-29 hours) to achieve Advanced Tech level - Maintain professional development for online learning at Target Tech by promoting participation in professional development on the customization of online courses or content for appropriate subject areas.
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia SparacinoAEIS Report – indicated Instructional Leadership and Instructional RelatedServices as low budget items.Campus School Report Card – indicated Instructional Leadership andInstructional Related Services as low budget items.2. Addresses professional development designed to improve gathering,analysis and use of data from a variety of sources.&3. Includes professional development to improve decision making in theintegration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership.Professional DevelopmentClass Name: Cyber-EthicsWho: All faculty membersDescription of Training: Focus will be on educating teachers on computer ethics.Teachers will be taught to teach by example; work cyber ethics into assignmentsand discussions and resources for cyber ethics.Purpose: Train teachers so that they can teach students how to properly followcomputer ethic rules.Date: On-Line TrainingClass Name: STar Chart TrainingWho: All faculty membersDescription of Training: Focus will be on completing teacher survey.Purpose: Teachers will complete the Texas Teacher STar Chart.Date: On-LineClass Name: Video Technology TrainingWho: Anyone interested staffDescription of Training: Video technology share sessionPurpose: Share video technology knowledge and skills
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia SparacinoDate: 3:45 – 5:45Class Name: Adobe Acrobat Portfolios – Challenge by Choice TechnologyWho: Any interested teacherDescription of Training: Teachers will learn about Adobe portfolios, apply to theirclassrooms and post comments on the elementary Wiki.Purpose: Integrate technology into the classroom environment and share usingtechnology.Date: On-LineClass Name: Project Share Intro MeetingWho: All staffDescription of Training: Introduce staff to new global online learning community.Purpose: Educators collaborate, share resources, and share accomplishmentsDate: 2:45 – 3:45Class Name: COGNOS TrainingWho: All staffDescription of Training: Introduce staff to Teacher Dashboards and Reports.Purpose: To gain information from a variety of sources to see studentperformance.Date: 2:45 – 3:45 in LibraryClass Name: Technology Parent-Teacher NightsWho: ParentsDescription of Training: Teachers will work with parents to explore technologyuses to heighten student success (i.e. PIV, Schoolwires, on-line library resourcesand textbooks, content-specific technology applications).Purpose: Teach parents how to use technology with their children.Date: Monthly, First Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 pmClass Name: Technology On-LineWho: Any staffDescription of Training: Technology Webinars to teach staff new technologiesPurpose: Teach technology to staffDate: Available 24/7
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia SparacinoWeek 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action PlanUses data and other analysis from the Week 3 report, including using thecampus and district improvement plans, and local or state technologyplans.Provides assessments and/or monitoring reports measuring professionaldevelopment designed to use technology to improve gathering, analysisand use of data from a variety of sourcesProvides assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professionaldevelopment to improve decision making in the integration of technologywith instructional and organizational leadershipEvaluation:Teacher STaR Chart Summary: provides information as to where the districtneeds to provide more technology instruction in order for teachers to be moreproficient at integrating technology into their classrooms.Campus STaR Chart Summary: provides information on how technology isused and integrated into the classroom.Project Share: Allows staff to input data to share with stakeholders.
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: Week 4 Cynthia SparacinoCOGNOS: enables staff to track various student test scores, attendance, anditem analysis on SFA’s.Cyber-Ethics: School will have less computer ethics violations.PDAS Teacher Evaluations: The PDAS has a section to evaluate the teacherfor the use and integration of technology into the lesson. Evaluation will includedirect observations of teachers activities in the classroom, examinations of thework products, written data.TEKS: provides information on student technology applicationsResources:Texas Teacher STar ChartTexas STar Chart SummaryCOGNOSProject ShareAEIS DataCampus CIP PlanDistrict Technology PlanTexas STar ChartDistrict Improvement PlanAdministrator Interviews